On April 3, St. Joseph Secondary School hosted its 2nd annual “Guys Night In – March Madness” for Boys in Grades 9 and 10. The event included a Cops vs. Cancer fundraiser where Peel Police squared off against our Senior Boys Basketball team, a liturgy and student activities.
On April 4, the Divine Mercy School community celebrated the Virtue of Love with a liturgy, followed by a ShareLife week (April 7 to 11) ‘kickoff’ assembly with Trustee Esther O’Toole and the Director of ShareLife, Arthur Peters.
On April 3, over 400 secondary students exchanged gifts and witnessed evangelization while taking part in Dufferin-Peel’s third annual Interschool Mass. The theme was “Take up your cross and follow me.”
The Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association announced the winners of the first “Share Your Gifts” art and media contest for Catholic students from across Canada. A group of 12 Grade 8 students from St. Margaret of Scotland School were named as one of six Honourable Mentions for their work entitled “Our Hands Are For Healing.”
On March 6, students at Christ the King School in Mississauga participated in the Great Big Crunch – a national event which promotes healthy eating.
On March 31, PACHI, the mascot for the 2015 Pan American Games, visited St. Josephine Bakhita School in Brampton. During the presentation students learned the importance of fair play, co-operation and sportsmanship.
St. Josephine Bakhita School celebrates Purple Day for National Epilepsy Awareness Month.
On March 5, the Ascension of Our Lord Eagles Senior Boys basketball team was crowned OFSAA AA Champion after beating St. Andrew’s College in the gold medal game in Perth/Smith Falls. Congratulations to all the players, as well as coaches Freddie Appiah, Terry Kalino, and Jaroslav Stepanenko.
Three hundred and fifty Dufferin-Peel secondary students attended workshops and presentations as part of the board’s annual Black History Conference held February 20. Above, students explored the beauty and history of African dance in a workshop by A New Daei Dance Company of Brampton.
St. Simon Stock School has been an active participant in the Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program. Through public service announcements, individual class discussions about bullying, a presentation about the effects of bullying, and developing conflict resolution strategies, the student-lead Huddle Up Committee has done a tremendous job exhibiting the Catholic call for action and community service.
On February 1, over 400 students, staff and parents from our Vietnamese community came together to celebrate the New Year. This special event was hosted at Sts. Martha and Mary School through Dufferin-Peel’s International Languages Program. This celebration reinforced the importance of culture and strengthened the faith and community spirit of all celebrants.